Saturday, May 5, 2012

Review: Vesper (Deviants #1) by Jeff Sampson

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Title: Vesper (Deviants #1)
Author: Jeff Sampson
Started: 29/04/12
Finished: 04/05/12
Genre: Young Adult: Paranormal
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: Hardbound
Buy: Amazon | The Book Depository | Barnes & Noble

A compelling debut novel in which a teen girl must figure out who's causing a rash of murders in her small town--and what's causing her to turn into a monster. Ideal for fans of "Heroes" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Once again, I dove into a book without knowing its basic contents and I was thoroughly entertained! The book was a good Young Adult debut from Jeff Sampson. 

The book was written in Emily Webb's perspective. I didn't like how it was narrated when Nighttime Emily came into the story. Emily Webb is considered 'invisible' in her High School. She wears glasses and loves hiding her perfect body under a giant hoodie. She's average smart but sometimes lack common sense which was annoying especially coming from a girl like her. 

The main characters were weak and the secondary characters even weaker. Nobody particularly stood out and there wasn't much distinction between them besides the fact that Emily was the main character. 

The plot was present but it was very vague in the beginning especially when it came to what type of paranormal book this was. Lets just say its a mix of everything together with a contemporary twist.

Overall, Vesper was a good read and it definitely kept me entertained but there wasn't much of a bang. The strong element that makes you want to read the next book wasn't there. There was just that passive peak that just shows you a quarter of what the whole series is all about. Lets just say its just the beginning after reading 288 pages waiting for something to happen. Hopefully, the next book will be better.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review Naj .. I don't like weak characters, I much prefer strong and badass ones !! I don't think I'll read this book because it doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy but thank you very much for the review darling!)


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